U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s apology to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkey is irrelevant. What is important is what he said, as it reveals that our vision to situation in Syria is still very different from the American vision. Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE believe that the Syrian regime is the problem and must be overthrown by supporting the Syrian revolution in order to eradicate the real cause behind the emergence of ISIS. On the contrary, Washington sees that the Assad's regime should remain. Therefore, it is necessary to reconsider Jeddah’s alliance against ISIS and define its goals before jumping on the wagon with the United States, whose vision may be blurry in the best case scenario or could have a different set of aims altogether.
It would be naive for the concerned countries to accept the apology that was formulated in a way that did not deny Biden’s catastrophic statement.Jamal Khashoggi